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Smashing Moves! At Smashing Boxes.

We are excited to announce several new team members to Smashing Boxes! While the beginning of 2020 certainly presented many challenges, we are fortunate to be in an industry that is foundational to driving the economy forward through the pandemic.

App Development for Start-Ups Brings Good Things to Life

When an ad slogan lasts for nearly 25 years, it probably meshes with a company’s DNA. Chances also are pretty good it strikes a chord with customers.

From 1979 to 2003, General Electric (GE) used the line, “We bring good things to life.”

This line demonstrated the diverse products the company brought to market — light bulbs, power-generators, jet engines. It also suggested these products made life better.

GE said it. More importantly, consumers believed it.

The line can also describe what properly developed apps can do for start-ups and defines what Smashing Boxes does every day.

We partner with new and established entities, small and large companies, tech and traditional businesses. We collaborate with them to bring good things – their ideas – to life in the form of software, digital products and experiences.

We work with healthcare, life sciences, health tech and med tech companies of all shapes and sizes. But we really get energized when developing apps for start-ups.

Why? Entrepreneurship is in our DNA. Our entire team is entrepreneurial at heart. Our experience and passion for turning ideas into great products for start-ups propels us forward.

Our Chairman and CEO Nick Jordan has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. He’s mentored a new wave of entrepreneurs through programs like RIOT, Groundwork Labs, Start-Up Health and the Adams Apprenticeship and he’s served on the board of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and served investor/advisor roles in various start-ups.

“An entrepreneurial spirit impacts the creation and management of technology, strategy and innovation,” said Nick. “Entrepreneurial-minded teams, like Smashing Boxes, can change the world for the better.”

Said another way, they can bring good things to life.

If you’re a start-up looking to develop a new app, Smashing Boxes is the right partner. We’ve got the expertise in the full product lifecycle. And we have the capability to build scalable, modern technology products and platforms.

We’ve got you covered in each stage of app development.

The Internet of Musical Things or “IoMusT”. It’s IoT, for Music

IoT has the ability to unlock enhanced experiences across a broad spectrum of industries, and music is no different. In fact, the advances being made across the industry are as plentiful as they are diverse. The Internet of Musical Things (IoMusT) is the ability of a computing device to exchange data in service of a musical purpose. From enabling virtual opera rehearsal to coordinating infrared signals to wearable LED’s during live concerts, the way we interact with and around music is changing.

Smashing Boxes Continues History of Innovative Solutions with CIO Advisor

 
Over the course of the last 12 months, businesses have been forced to adapt to a new way of doing business in a virtual and contactless environment. For massive companies with significant budgets, they were able to make the shift fairly seamlessly. But, for small and medium sized enterprises without the capital to employ a CIO or tech leader, the adaptation has caused a variety of issues.

Continuing with our rich history of innovation and outside the box solutions, Smashing Boxes recognized the opportunity to use our technical expertise to offer companies in need a solution by launching CIO Advisor, offering all the benefits of a full-time CIO at a fraction of the cost.

As the digital transformation we’re currently experiencing continues to take shape, it’s important to understand what a CIO is, how it differs from a CTO, and how a CIO can benefit your organization.

What is a CIO?

A CIO, or chief information officer, is a businesses’ IT leader and is responsible for maximizing the company’s productivity through a variety of methods including the implementation of new systems, creating company specific software, running the company’s internal IT operations, developing business strategies to improve the company’s performance.

What’s the difference between a CIO and CTO?

With both the CIO and CTO focused on technology and IT, it’s easy to confuse the two. So, to put it simply, the CIO is focused on the technologies that make the company successful internally, while the CTO concentrates on the external facing technologies.

3 Benefits of a CIO

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